Athabasca Landing Trail Attractions




Gibbons was named after the Gibbons family who started a stopping house for pioneers, prospectors and freight drivers and their horses who were travelling the Athabasca Landing Trail from For Edmonton to Athabasca. Today Gibbons is a charming community with gardens, walking trails and other features that contributed to its winning a National Communities in Bloom Award in 2009.

Featured attractions include Echo Glen Park, walking trails, the Sturgeon River Historical Society Museum and the Gibbons Farmers Market held in summer on Thursday evening at the curling rink.

Events held in Gibbons include the Gibbons Museum's Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction in May, the Tour de l'Alberta long distance bicycle tour in July and Alberta's largest Town Wide Garage Sale held the 2nd Saturday in September.



Telephone: (780)923-3331


Longriders RV Park & Horseback

Located in the scenic Sturgeon River Valley, off Highway 28A near Gibbons. Longriders offers 230 year-round RV and park model sites, and facilities for group functions. But it's best known for its horses.

Guided horseback rides for all levels of riders are offered May - October. All rides accompanied with a guide on great trails in and around the scenic Sturgeon River Valley and historic Athabasca Landing Trail.

Horse drawn wagon and sleigh rides are offered year round. Enjoy a bon fire and long steep tobaggan hill after an old fashioned sleigh ride - bells and all! Plug in the hot chocolate and enjoy the covered deck with fireplace overlooking the beautiful river valley.



Telephone: 780-203-2122


Jurassic Forest

The days of the dinosaurs roar to life again in Jurassic Forest, a 40-acre prehistoric preserve, north of Gibbons on Highway 28, minutes from Edmonton and millions of years from the present. Gigantic, life-sized and startlingly realistic dinosaurs live and breathe in Jurassic Forest. Massive and majestic vegetarians like Stegosaurus and Triceratops peacefully graze while deadly meat eaters like Albertosaurus and the lethal Tyrannosaurus Rex hunt down their prey or battle one another for supremacy.

Human visitors to the Forest will enjoy guided safaris with expert Jurassic Forest staff. Families, school children and corporate guests will watch dinosaurs in action, dig for ancient remains and camp and picnic in a land populated with plants and animals that ruled the planet 250 million years ago.

Jurassic Forest is set in an old growth forest. The park has been designed to minimize the impact on the forest and utilize the natural setting to enhance the display of our dinosaurs and to provide an opportunity for you to experience and learn about some of the flora and fauna indigenous to the Edmonton area.

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